9358.000 Artemisia L.

Description of the genus

Strongly aromatic, usually canescent, herbs or subshrubs. Leaves alternate, deeply pinnately dissected (in ours). Capitula small, numerous, usually pendulous, heterogamous with female ray florets and bisexual disk florets, or homogamous with female ray florets 0. Phyllaries few-seriate with membranous margin. Pappus 0.

Derivation of name: from the Greek goddess Artemis.

Worldwide: c.350 species in north temperate zones, S America and southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

afra Jacq. ex Willd.Description, Image
dracunculus L.

Other sources of information about Artemisia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Artemisia
Flora of Malawi: Artemisia
Flora of Zambia: Artemisia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Artemisia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Artemisia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Artemisia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Artemisia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Artemisia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Artemisia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Artemisia
JSTOR Plant Science: Artemisia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Artemisia
Plants of the World Online: Artemisia
Tropicos: Artemisia
Wikipedia: Artemisia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Artemisia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1545, retrieved 28 May 2024

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